Convenience Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 is like Windows 7 SP2

Every time you do a fresh install of Windows 7, even if your ISO file has Service Pack 1 integrated, it takes ages to install all available updates. So, reinstalling becomes a nightmare for those who use the genuine installation media of Windows 7 SP1. Microsoft has decided to change this situation and has released a convenience rollup for Windows 7 SP1 which will save your time.


Windows 7 Convenience rollup
The convenience rollup package acts like a Service Pack 2 for Windows 7 and includes all security patches and almost all the non-security updates for operating system core components released after Windows 7 SP1. This package is cumulative meaning once you install it you won't have to install updates released up to April 2016. The update is released under ID KB3125574.

For existing users who have an up-to-date Windows 7 installed on their PC, the convenience update (KB3125574) is optional, since all the security updates contained in this update and some optional non-security updates should already be installed on your PC via Windows Update.

To apply this update, you must have installed the April 2015 servicing stack update for Windows 7 (KB3020369). For most users, it will be already installed.

Download Windows 7 Convenience rollup

Windows 7 Convenience rollup (KB3125574) can be installed from the Windows Update Catalog. The Windows Update Catalog website can only be used from Internet Explorer. Open the following hyperlink in IE:
Download Windows 7 Convenience rollup

Windows 7 Convenience rollup direct download links
Alternatively, you can download it using these direct download links:

Additionally, here are direct download links for KB3020369:

Integrate/Slipstream Windows 7 Convenience rollup into SP1 ISO

While the update can be installed directly after installing Windows 7 SP1 and KB3020369, interested users can rebuild the installation media and integrate the update into it. It can be done like this:

First, see how to determine if you are running 32-bit Windows or 64-bit.

  1. Copy all the files from Windows 7 SP1 setup media to a folder, let's say it will be C:\ISO\Win7SP1.
  2. Open an elevated command prompt.
  3. At an elevated command prompt, type the following command:
    Dism /Get-WIMInfo /WimFile:C:\ISO\Win7SP1\sources\install.wim

    An index or name value is required for most operations that specify a Windows imaging (WIM) file.

  4. Type the following command to mount the offline Windows image.
    Dism /Mount-WIM /WimFile:C:\ISO\Win7SP1\sources\install.wim /Name:"Windows 7 Ultimate" /MountDir:C:\ISO\unpacked

    This command will mount the Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate edition files to the folder C:\ISO\unpacked. The folder must exist on your system, otherwise correct the path.

  5. Type the following command to integrate KB3020369 for Windows 7 64-bit
    Dism /Image:C:\ISO\unpacked /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\packages\Windows6.1-KB3020369-x64.msu

    For 32-bit Windows 7, type the following command

    Dism /Image:C:\ISO\unpacked /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\packages\Windows6.1-KB3020369-x86.msu

    Correct the file paths and file names as necessary. I used the actual paths and file names on my computer as an example.

  6. Now, type the following command to add the KB3125574 package to the image. Do it as follows.
    For 32-bit Windows 7 SP1, execute this command:

    Dism /Image:C:\ISO\unpacked /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\packages\windows6.1-kb3125574-v4-x86_ba1ff5537312561795cc04db0b02fbb0a74b2cbd.msu

    For 64-bit Windows 7 SP1, execute this command:

    Dism /Image:C:\ISO\unpacked /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\packages\windows6.1-kb3125574-v4-x64_2dafb1d203c8964239af3048b5dd4b1264cd93b9.msu

    Again, correct the file paths and file names as necessary. I used the actual paths and file names on my computer as an example.

  7. Once this is done, type the following command to commit the changes and unmount the image.
    Dism /Unmount-WIM /MountDir:C:\ISO\unpacked /Commit

You are done.

That's it.

19 thoughts on “Convenience Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 is like Windows 7 SP2

  1. Jazz

    Just little typo on step 6, it should be “command to add the KB3125574”
    Thanks for tutorial anyway, working like a charm :)

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome :)
      The typo is fixed, fixed.

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  2. lincruste

    Hi, thanks for this article, but how can I put the modified directory back to a bootable ISO ?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      To rebuild the ISO, you can use oscdimg.exe from WAIK.
      oscdimg –n –d –m c:\iso\unpacked c:\iso\win7updated.iso
      You can also use the open source mkisofs for the same task.
      And any GUI tool like UltraISO (paid) or Aburner(freeware) will allow you to build the iso image with few clicks.

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    2. Bob

      Better still, copy the files to a USB Flash drive and make the drive bootable using these instructions:
      http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-create-a-bootable-usb-stick-to-install-windows-in-windows-8-or-windows-7/

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  3. Tanmoy Das

    This is really a great move by Microsoft who are going to fresh install Windows 7. Thanks for this update!

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  4. Daniel

    Do I have to redo step 4 to 7 for every edition in the wim file?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I think you need to repeat them for every edition.

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  5. Michael

    Still a lots of updates after the KB – why does it not include security updates?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Because they packed everything before April, 2016. No idea why.

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  6. Cloaknite

    Hi there, thanks for the tutorial, if I want to update the professional version on the same ISO how can I do that?

    Thanks

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      just use the “Professional” as the edition line

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  7. hpp

    First, sorry my english.

    Hi, all works ok but … after STEP7, the folder C:\iso\unpacked are empty …

    Where are the updated files??

    I supose this files are in the folder “unpacked” cause in that comment talk about rebuild the iso with files:

    Sergey Tkachenko Post author
    May 19, 2016 at 9:44 am
    To rebuild the ISO, you can use oscdimg.exe from WAIK.
    oscdimg –n –d –m c:\iso\unpacked c:\iso\win7updated.iso

    What im doing bad??? Anyone can upload the updated iso to mega or similar?

    ty! regards

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    1. Bob

      The updated files are back in install.wim once you commit the changes.

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      1. hpp

        100% working TY

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  8. Dan

    Thanks a lot for the direct download links, my microsoft udpate catalog is not working.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Don’t mention it.

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    2. mota

      my microsoft udpate catalog is not working.you could offer this windows6.1-kb3125574-v4-x64 offline package because the site is in trouble. thank you so much

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    3. mota joao

      my microsoft udpate catalog is not working.you could offer this windows6.1-kb3125574-v4-x64 offline package because the site is in trouble. thank you so much

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